Parenthood // Money and Family Life

“Will you have anymore children?” seems to be a popular question at the moment when I’m out and about with Tabs in the pushchair. And at only 12 weeks old, I feel like it’s a little bit early to be asking that really… Not that the answer is going to change. It’s a firm ‘no’ from Nick and a ‘no-ish’ from me!

If money wasn’t an issue, I would probably keep procreating until my body finally gave up, but sadly life is expensive. Especially with University fees rising, house prices continuously on the increase, and the uncertainty of Brexit on the horizon. I read the other day that the average house price for our children’s generation will be something ridiculous like £1.2 million!?! Thankfully it’s cheaper up here in Yorkshire, but we’re seeing a definite rise in prices in our village. So, really we need to be concentrating on our three children, rather than growing the family even more!

We’re not the best with money (understatement of the year), but I’m on a bit of a mission to get us settled financially over the next few years so we’ll have savings to be able to support our children’s dreams.

I set Busby up with a savings account when she was born, but as so often happens with subsequent children, H-Bear and Tabs are currently without accounts, so that’s something I really need to look into setting up in the next few weeks. There’s lots of great information about Junior ISAs here.

Another way I’m trying to save money at the moment is by selling some of the children’s old clothes. I’ve set up a little preloved shop on Instagram and everything I make from sales there is going back into buying the children their next lot of clothes and/or uniform. Every little helps!

We’ve also started shopping at Aldi fairly recently, which is already saving us so much on our weekly shop!

Do you have any top tips for saving money as a family? I’d love to hear them.

Hannah

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